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BCAInfoSys
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:21 pm

So whatdya say we get back on topic (guns and hanging out) instead of sex with inanimate objects?
 
srbmod
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:40 pm



Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 100):
So whatdya say we get back on topic (guns and hanging out) instead of sex with inanimate objects?

How did we get on the topic of your sex life anyway?  duck 
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:58 pm



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 101):
Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 100):
So whatdya say we get back on topic (guns and hanging out) instead of sex with inanimate objects?

How did we get on the topic of your sex life anyway? duck

Good F-ing question! Vic... (see reply 81)
 
swatpamike
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:15 pm

Hello All

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 85):
I'm more then a little disturbed

So So true.

Cheers

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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:39 pm



Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 103):
Hello All

Did you get a reloading press yet?
 
swatpamike
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:27 am

Hello All

Quoting Queso (Reply 104):
Did you get a reloading press yet?

Nope, not yet. Have been busy with work and stuff.

Cheers

swatpamike
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:11 am

Had to share this with you guys, my delicate male ego has been severely bruised.....

 
FlyDeltaJets87
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:52 am

To update the list- I'll start saving my money now to see what I can do. I turn 21 this summer and will be buying a handgun, so I'd like to be able to come up and try it out.  

Interested:
MDorBust
Queso
BHMBAGLOCK
DL021
BCAInfoSys
Swatpamike
KaiGywer
Adopim88
N1120A
ORFflyer
Ilikeyyc
Mr. & Mrs miamiair
FlyDeltaJets87



BTW- any more information on an MIA shooting meet?

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 50):
Who knows, you might end up teaching here.

You mean they have schools in Alabama?   
(You see, I can say that, because I received my high school education in the not-much-better state to the east- Georgia)

[Edited 2008-01-17 19:58:53]
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:35 am



Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 100):
So whatdya say we get back on topic (guns and hanging out) instead of sex with inanimate objects?

I go away for a week and this thread get turned into a voyuer anal probing thread.

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 92):
Quoting Queso (Reply 91):
You'll notice I've stayed completely out of this line of discussion. I wouldn't want to have to start bragging about why I have the biggest gun.

Chambered in .22LR? Somehow I doubt that.

.17 HMR

I'm good with BHM. No good ranges around here. Direct flight to BHM. Very nice range in BHM and John Blue was a great host. But this year, lets keep the stakes for the speed/accuracy contest low. It got too rich too fast for me last year.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:22 pm



Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 108):
It got too rich too fast for me last year.

Do it with a revlover this year?
 
srbmod
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:20 pm



Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 108):
I go away for a week and this thread get turned into a voyeur anal probing thread.

Let me guess, you were expecting a discussion on the intellectual history of Europe circa 1750?  duck 




Interested:
MDorBust
Queso
BHMBAGLOCK
DL021
BCAInfoSys
Swatpamike
KaiGywer
Adopim88
N1120A
ORFflyer
Ilikeyyc
Mr. & Mrs miamiair
FlyDeltaJets87
srbmod (I'll try not to bail out this year like the last 2).
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:27 am



Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 50):
Who knows, you might end up teaching here.

Nah, this will be in the parochial sector. I checked it out and of all the schools that we have (of which I could be sent to) there are zero in the entire state of Alabama. The nearest one is in Lawrenceville, GA 2 hours away. There are 18 students in that school so that is highly unlikely. Other than that the nearest ones are in Dallas and Houston, TX and Beverly Hills, FL...

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 89):
But I'm not sure I want her to meet you clowns.

Well I met these clowns (including you, hehe) and it was great fun  Wink Big grin
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:52 pm



Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 111):
Dallas and Houston, TX

 bigthumbsup 

Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 111):
Beverly Hills, FL

 bigthumbsup  bigthumbsup 

I'm tired of subzero temps  cold 
 
FlyDeltaJets87
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:53 pm



Quoting Adopim88 (Reply 111):
Other than that the nearest ones are in Dallas and Houston, TX and Beverly Hills, FL...

Take the one in Florida. Then you're only a couple hours from me.  biggrin   wink 

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 112):
I'm tired of subzero temps

Yea, it's takes less time to get tired of that then it does to get tired of sunny 75 degree days in January, huh?  silly 
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:20 pm



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 113):
Yea, it's takes less time to get tired of that then it does to get tired of sunny 75 degree days in January, huh? silly

I could definately deal with 75 degrees right now
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:53 pm

I'd love to shoot guns with all the other rednecks from Anet, but I won't know anything about my availability till August (work).

I've got an Elmo you can use (seriously).

 
miamiair
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:48 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 115):
I'd love to shoot guns with all the other rednecks from Anet

You were supposed to do that last year.
 
swatpamike
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:12 am

Hello All

Quoting Queso (Reply 104):
Did you get a reloading press yet?

Thinking about this one.

Lee 4 Hole Turret Press with Auto Index Deluxe Kit

The Lee Turret Press is a proven design with a turret that is locked into a solid steel ring and powerful linkage that allows you to size magnum cases with little effort. It features built-in primer catcher, long 3-1/2" stroke, generous hand clearance and a comfortable wood grip. Purchase extra turrets (sold separately) and never have to readjust the dies. Simply lift out the entire turret and replace with the next caliber. Dies, shellholders and primer arm can be changed in seconds without tools.

This Deluxe Kit includes Turret Press with Auto Index, Auto Disk Powder Measure, Safety Scale, Primer Pocket Cleaner, Cutter and Lock Stud and Chamfer Tool.

Anyone have any experience with Lee products??

Cheers

swatpamike
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:13 am

 
miamiair
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:41 am



Quoting DL021 (Reply 118):

Did you get a Sig or are you trying to give Cheesy a stiffy?
 
dl021
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:55 pm

well.....



both? Wasn't really considering the arousal factor for his Cheesiness

it's a very very very good shooter.....

I think it's better than the M-4. I hope I haven't offended the gods of shooting here, but I've been shooting the M16/4 for over 20 years now and I think I've got some quals for this statement. The direct impingement gas system was super modern when invented, and the AR-15 was state of the art when Stoner developed it.....but the gas piston system as used here is a natural improvement with the current lighter weights of materials available, and the slightly heavier weight of the carbine is actually helpful for shooting. I still like the M-4....but Colt needs to face the future. It's got less than two years left on the exclusive contract. It needs to go ahead and get their piston system ready and it needs to consider other improvements. Our soldiers already decided we need to upgrade our system, let's give them what they want.
 
miamiair
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:09 pm

No argument here...

I like the M6 (what LMT is calling their piston uppers). It is all the same except the gas tube crap. They shoot sweet, and everything is pretty much the same. All my spares can still be used.

The Sig does shoot nice too.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:19 pm

The 556 is certainly a nice choice. Also helps to stimulate the economy a bit.  Wink

The brown truck is bringing me an IZ-109 this week. Conversion will follow promptly.
 
Queso
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:46 pm

The 556 is probably one of the most coveted guns of it's type right now because it is considered to be very high quality. I haven't shot one yet, but of the people I have talked to that own them, they love 'em!

Maybe the days of the M-4 really are numbered.
 
dl021
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:40 pm

The M-4 is a 30 year old design that has been in issue for almost 20 years. It is a derivative of a 50 year old design.

There's nothing bad about it as much as there is newer tech out there and all things have their end. The M-4 could be updated and live another 20 years without too much trouble. They are getting some serious use, and already the higher level units have moved on with the SCAR and the HK416.

I'm a fan of the M-4 (and it's antecedents.....the Commando, GAU, XM-177, and everything else) but it's going to be replaced by something.....and unless Colt does something drastic it's going to lose out. FN or HK will get the next contract after 2010.


BTW....one of the LGS has a plethora of Saiga 12ga guns. JIC anyone's interested.
 
MDorBust
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:52 pm

I've been told that the reason that some of the SPECOPS guys are using the piston uppers is because when you put a can on the supper short barreled direct impingement uppers it screws with the cycling reliability big time.

Anywho, I really like the piston uppers and wish the military would go with them. Perhaps simplify the guts of the system while they are at it. I can think of a couple of springs and whatnot that can be simplified or completely removed. Oh.. and switch to 6.8 while they are at it.
 
dl021
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:41 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 125):
I've been told that the reason that some of the SPECOPS guys are using the piston uppers is because when you put a can on the supper short barreled direct impingement uppers it screws with the cycling reliability big time.

The shorter carbine types actually have more overheating issues, and since the gas tube doesn't allow for the same pressure buildup you get more carbon blockage than with the full sized rifles. The reliability issues come mostly from this.

The piston design (not that new in it's origin, but new in this application) overcomes much of that. it's heavier, but that's been improved.

Quoting MDorBust (Reply 125):
and switch to 6.8 while they are at it.

That'd be good, but they've got billions of 5.56 rounds that they don't want to dispose of. I don't see it happening, although it'd be good. That and they just now got everyone on the same sheet of music STANAG wise, and to screw it up again would get everyone in a tizzy.
 
dl021
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:48 pm

Oh, yeah...I forgot....does anyone still want to review the possibility of a different destination?

I just found a great range outside of ATL (within 40 minutes of downtown...so not much further than the place in BHM from downtown)

It's got rifle/pistol/ shotgun (skeet/sportingclays) and the price is right. No membership required and it's just as nice, if a little smaller.

I'm not averse to BHM or MIA but I thought I'd throw the idea out there. I spent two hours there today shooting my new



:D
 
srbmod
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:15 am



Quoting DL021 (Reply 127):

That's a pretty good idea, especially since some folks were going to have to come through Atlanta anyway. Save some folks a two hour drive from Atlanta.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:23 am



Quoting DL021 (Reply 127):

I just found a great range outside of ATL (within 40 minutes of downtown...so not much further than the place in BHM from downtown)

This sounds like a great idea. ATL is a lot more exciting than BHM  Smile

Quoting DL021 (Reply 127):
shotgun (skeet/sportingclays)

This is one thing we didn't do in BHM that would have been fun
 
swatpamike
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:13 am

Hello All

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 129):
This sounds like a great idea. ATL is a lot more exciting than BHM

Post the name of the range and any web site if they have one.

Cheers

swatpamike
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:31 am



Quoting DL021 (Reply 127):

If we're going to change the destination, can me make it HNL?  wink 
 
miamiair
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:39 am



Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 131):
If we're going to change the destination, can me make it HNL?

I don't think the natives would like that; they would think they are being invaded.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:40 am



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 132):

I don't think the natives would like that; they would think they are being invaded.

Just tell them it's a big pig hunt.
 
miamiair
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:33 pm



Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 133):
Just tell them it's a big pig hunt.

The up-side is we get leid when we get there...

Down side: we shoot in grass skirts.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:20 pm



Quoting DL021 (Reply 127):
I just found a great range outside of ATL

ATL might be good, but one down side for me is no WN service there. I'd probably still have to fly into BHM anyway and then drive to ATL (not a big deal really). Heaven forbid I'd have to fly AA or CO! I checked Civ-Av and didn't see any rumors of WN serving ATL or a WN buyout of DL any time soon. Maybe I need to start a thread since there's not one!

Do they have plates at the ATL range? And are we sure they will accomodate a group like ours? If it works out that ATL is more convenient for a majority of participants then maybe that is a compelling reason to move it.

I'm just thinking out loud here so let's discuss this.
 
dl021
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:06 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 132):
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 131):
If we're going to change the destination, can me make it HNL?

I don't think the natives would like that; they would think they are being invaded.

There is a nice range on the south side of Oahu.....I'm game for that.

Quoting Queso (Reply 135):
Do they have plates at the ATL range? And are we sure they will accomodate a group like ours?

They can accomodate plates, and we can certainly ask anything else. As far as the rest....They will accomodate us provided we pay in advance....however Saturday is their busy day. We may be able to get the entire range if we come on a weekday. Sundays are only good in the afternoon due to the proximity of a church (which the owners family attends..so he doesn't want to piss them off).

Maybe we should make a list of questions to see if they'll accomodate our wants.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:20 pm



Quoting DL021 (Reply 136):
There is a nice range on the south side of Oahu.....I'm game for that.

I'm definately game for Hawaii. Might be a little costly for everybody else though that can't non-rev there  Smile
 
miamiair
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:40 pm

HNL would be a logistic nightmare. Shipping ammo over there would cost an arm, a leg and your children. Not to mention WN doesn't fly there... duck 

A weekday shoot puts alot of people out of contention. I can swing a weekday.

For those that can take a Friday, we can have a mini-meet/shoot down here any-time. The range is usually booked up on weekends.
 
MDorBust
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:40 pm

Regarding the HNL thing... we might want to hold a shooting event in a state that is at least mildly friendly to the posession of firearms. Chicago, DC, California, Hawaii... all out.

I would hate to have to go buy new magazines for all my firearms just to use them.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:35 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 139):
I would hate to have to go buy new magazines for all my firearms just to use them.

New thread: "DC 2008 A.net Slingshot Meet".
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:44 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 140):
New thread: "DC 2008 A.net Slingshot Meet".

A cap and ball plate match?  scratchchin 
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:50 pm



Quoting Queso (Reply 140):
New thread: "DC 2008 A.net Slingshot Meet".

Spitballs at fifty paces!!
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:56 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 141):
A cap and ball plate match?

::knocks over MDorBust and steals his gun for the 2nd shot::
 
swatpamike
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:58 pm

Hello All

Quoting Queso (Reply 104):
Did you get a reloading press yet?

Yes, just ordered this package.

Lee 4 Hole Turret Press with Auto Index Deluxe Kit

This Deluxe Kit includes Turret Press with Auto Index, Auto Disk Powder Measure, Safety Scale, Primer Pocket Cleaner, Cutter and Lock Stud and Chamfer Tool.

Also ordered these die sets.

Lee Carbide 3-Die Set

.38/.357
.30 Carbine
9mm Luger
.44 Mag

Everything including shipping for $240 from www.MidwayUSA.com

Ordered a tumbler and media yesterday on ebay.

Over the last 6 months I have saved every spent brass I have fired so I have tons of emptys.

Cheers

swatpamike
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:58 pm



Quoting MDorBust (Reply 141):
A cap and ball plate match?

In D.C.? More like spitballs.
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:02 pm



Quoting Miamiair (Reply 145):
In D.C.? More like spitballs.

Welll... the meet is being planned for after the SCOTUS decision....
 
Queso
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:17 pm

Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 144):
Everything including shipping for $240 from www.MidwayUSA.com

Awesome, congratulations! I hope you enjoy it! Now you'll need to shop for some .355, .357, .429 and 100 or 110-grain .308 bullets, large and small pistol and small rifle primers, and if you want to get some versatile powder, I'd suggest Alliant 2400 and Unique powder because those two will cover all of the calibers you listed while giving you some of the most consistent and reliable results.

Edit: Here's a link to Alliant: http://www.alliantpowder.com/

[Edited 2008-01-30 11:21:41]
 
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:27 pm

Hello All

Have another question for you all.  Smile

I have a friend that wants to go in half for a lead furnace. He says that we can cast our own bullets and save tons of money, he has the molds. I was thinking that this would be great for .38/.357 wadcutters as the outdoor range I go to has no problem with lead bullets.

One other interesting item is he says that we can get lead for free by going to tire stores and asking for the used tire weights. Then melt them and skim off the impurities with bees wax?? Sound strange but he has been loading forever.

Cheers

swatpamike
 
Queso
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RE: BHM 2008 Meet - Interest

Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:43 pm



Quoting Swatpamike (Reply 148):
I have a friend that wants to go in half for a lead furnace. He says that we can cast our own bullets and save tons of money, he has the molds. I was thinking that this would be great for .38/.357 wadcutters as the outdoor range I go to has no problem with lead bullets.

One other interesting item is he says that we can get lead for free by going to tire stores and asking for the used tire weights. Then melt them and skim off the impurities with bees wax?? Sound strange but he has been loading forever.

Well, yes and no on this one. I cast my own bullets (haven't made any in a while) but it's a somewhat tedious job and I'd recommend you wait until you've been loading for a while before you try casting. It's good for larger bullets you'll shoot in single-action or single-shot guns but there are a lot of things besides just the casting you have to be concerned with such as sizing and lubricating the boolits.

The money-saving aspect of it is not as appealing as it once was. Most tire shops are onto the fact that raw materials prices are through the roof and they usually have a deal with someone that will come by and pay them for wheelweights. If you have a free source of Pb or you can undercut others buying the Pb then you might want to give it a try. Most of the Lee molds make boolits that don't require resizing if you're just using the boolits to plink with and wheelweights are good hard alloys suitable to pushing boolits up to 1,700-1,900 fps with good lube.

Poke around here for a while, good bunch of guys and lots of good advice: http://castboolits.gunloads.com/

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